Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Dinosaur Birthday Party


Two weeks notice required to make sure the special day goes off without a hitch!

Non refundable deposit – $50 can be paid through the system as an option when making the reservation

Prices from:
Daytime Parties (up to 10 children)
Daytime Party Room Hire (up to 20 children)
Museum catering (up to 10 children)


Let our friendly and experienced party hosts take the stress out of children’s party planning with a fun, educational and memorable dinosaur themed birthday party

Hands-on activities and unique photo opportunities are sure to help make this a long-lasting and impressive birthday experience!

Our 2 hour party program includes:

  • 15-minute fossil casting workshop
  • 45-minute guided museum tour*
  • 15-minute fossil handling experience
  • 15-minute dinosaur excavation activity
  • 30-minutes in themed party room for food, cake etc

*The museum tour is conducted according to the age of the children, allowing them to learn about dinosaurs while having fun

Party guests also receive unlimited museum and garden access after the party ends

Food can be either self-catered or museum catering can be ordered in advance for an additional cost

Menus for catered parties will typically include an assortment of fruit and/or vegetables, sultanas, fairy bread, cheese and crackers, popcorn, muffin, and a juice carton (menu is subject to change according to availability)

Vegetarian and halal options available on request. Unfortunately, we cannot cater for gluten-free or any allergies that have special dietary requirements.

Minimum age: Turning 6 years old – guests younger than this should not be invited without management approval.


We encourage the parents of party guests (not the birthday child) to drop their children and pick up after the party as we can only accommodate a maximum of 30 guests (children and adults) per group for parties

Minimum 10 and maximum 20 children per party

Minimum 2, maximum 3 adults on the tour free of charge. Extra adults to pay general admission price. Max 30 party guests total (children and adults) per tour.

Note up to 10 children will have 1 party host, 11-20 children will have 2 party hosts

Terms and Conditions apply.

Party Times:

Day Parties: Saturdays and Sundays at 11.00 a.m and 2.00 p.m.

Please note that parties will not be available during ACT school holidays and public holidays

If you are looking for a special kid’s party in Canberra, you can’t go wrong with a dinosaur extravaganza. Book your dinosaur party today!


  • Self-Catered Saturday 11.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. – $350 (minimum cost up to 10 children)

Extra children (11-20 pax) – $25 p.p.

  • Self-Catered Sunday 11.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. – $425 (minimum cost up to 10 children)

Extra children (11-20 pax) – $25 p.p.

  • Museum catering (up to 10 children) – $250 additional charge, extra children: $20 each
  • Deposit: A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to secure your reservation when the booking is made, then the balance of the full payment is to be paid on the day of the party when final numbers are confirmed
  • N.B. At the time of deposit payment any extra requirements above the standard $350 or $425 party fee will also be charged (including extra children and catering) along with the $50 deposit

Party Room or Deck Hire:

Do you want to organise your own party at the National Dinosaur Museum? Why not hire our themed dinosaur party room or undercover outdoor deck (October-April only)?

Party Room and Deck Hire Times:

  • Saturdays and Sundays at 11.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.

Price: $350 up to 2 hours*, max 20 children (no age restrictions). Max 30 pax total per party group.

Children party guests and a minimum 2, maximum 3 adults free of charge for general admission to Museum galleries and garden. Extra adults to pay general admission fees

Please note, parents and guardians are exclusively responsible for party children and activities; there are no NDM staff allocated to oversee party children or activities when just hiring the party room or deck.

Please note that party room and deck hire is not available during ACT and NSW school holidays

Dinosaur Museum Party Options